2nd Lt., Inf., Co. E, 11th Replacement, Camp McArthur, Texas, 81st Div.; of Halifax County; son of Thad. R. and Mrs. Frances Lewis Manning. Entered service May 13, 1917, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., to Camp Pike, Ark., to Camp McArthur, Texas, to Camp Perry, Okla. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Oct. 1, 1917; Corpl. to Sergt. Nov. 1, 1917; Sergt. to 2nd Lt. June 1, 1918. Was first assigned to 81st Div. Mustered out at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, Dec. 18, 1918.